Who Is The Greatest Australian Open Water Swimmer?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When Chloë McCardel completed her three-way crossing of the English Channel in 2015 in 36 hours 12 minutes, fellow Australian channel swimmer Michael 'Murph' Renford said, "Chloë's success undoubtedly [...]

Recovery From The Ice

Courtesy of Ram Barkai, International Ice Swimming Association. People write, people talk, people present all the time. Some write about training, racing, kayaking and crewing. Some write about what to eat and what to drink [...]

When Open Water Icons Meet In New York

Photo © Marco Chiesa, Manhattan Island, New York. Results © NYC Swim. Looking back in the archives of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (MIMS), there were a number of renowned swimmers competing in the June [...]

Curriculum Offerings Of Open Water Swimming University

Curriculum Offerings Of Open Water Swimming University Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. "As the World Open Water Swimming Association swimmers and coaches certification program transitions to a more comprehensive offering, it hopes to inspire [...]

Race Announcers Help Make Good Events Great

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. There are many things at an open water swim that make a world-class event: A beautiful venue, great weather, clearly marked and numbered turn buoys, accurate timing systems, timely [...]

Champion Mindset Open Water Swimming Tips

Courtesy of Champion Mindset Consulting. From the mid-1980's to the early 1990's, Shelley Taylor-Smith dominated the professional marathon swimming community as she was ranked No. 1 for 7 consecutive years by the World Professional Marathon [...]

A Champion’s Mindset In Murmansk

Courtesy of Nuala Moore from inside the Arctic Circle. 7-time world marathon swimming champion Shelley Taylor-Smith has trained for many things during her career: world championship races, circumnavigations around Manhattan Islands, solo marathon swims in [...]

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